Calendar of Events

 

 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the mandates for social distancing, most of the events in APRIL 2020 have been temporarily postponed or canceled altogether. Please check back for updates as businesses and organizations resubmit dates for their events. Be safe! 

Franklin, KS

 

March 22: “Rock & Roll and Country” presentation for “Music of The Little Balkans” exhibit, 2 pm, Miners Hall Museum.

 

March 28: “Music of The Little Balkans” exhibit ends. Miners Hall Museum is open 10 am-4 pm.

 

Pittsburg, KS

 

March 1: “Silent Sky” by Pitt State Theatre, 2 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

March 3: Game Night, 5:30 pm, Toast.

 

March 4: American in Paris by Best of Broadway troupe, 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

March 5: Comedians John Bush with Bernard Bell, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

March 6: Bingo Living History Fundraiser, 7 pm, Crawford County Historical Museum.

 

March 7: Little Texas, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

March 8: SEK Symphony, 3 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

March 9: 5th Annual PSU Dance Showcase, TBD, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

March 12: Comedians Willie Farrell with Andy Hartley, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

March 13: PSU Solo & Chamber Music Series: Invoke, 7:30 pm, Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall at Pittsburg State.

 

March 19: PSU Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

March 20: Trivia at the Museum – TV sitcoms, 7 pm, Crawford County Historical Museum.

 

March 22: Old Time Fiddlers and Pickers, 1 pm, Crawford County Historical Museum.

 

March 27: Spring Into Health Fair, all day, Homer Cole Pittsburg Community Center.

 

March 28: Alyssa Galvan, 9:30 pm, TJ Leland’s.

 

March 30: PSU Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 pm, McCray Hall at Pittsburg State.

 

Events for Memorial Auditorium Convention Center, 503 N. Pine, 620.231.7827. Visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

March 2: Blood Drive, 10 am-4 pm. Call 620.231.7827 or visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

March 6: 46th Annual Jazz Fest: The Tom Kubis Big Band, 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by calling 620.235.4796. Cost $15

 

March 10: Safehouse Crisis Center’s “Bags to Riches” Fundraiser: Ladies Night Out Come Get Your Groove On, 10 am-6 pm. Live and silent purse auction, $35, 21 and up.

 

March 12: George Nettels Spring Program, 6:30 pm. For more information call 620.231.7827.

 

March 13-15: Fury Dance Competition. To register, contact furydance.com. Open to the public, call 620.231.7827..

 

March 20-26: Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Sale. Hundreds of families re-selling their high-quality items. vendors call 417.825.3761 or email jenniferpage@rhealana.com..

 

Beverly Corcoran Gallery in March: USD 250 Elementary Art Exhibit

 

Tickets On Sale: Midwest Regional Ballet’s OZ April 16-19.

 

Carl Junction, MO

 

Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: $3 Pickleball. Tuesday 1-3 pm; Saturday and Sunday 3-6 pm, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Call 417.649.7237 for more information.

 

Saturdays & Wednesdays: Solemates Walking Group, Saturday 9-10 am and Wednesday 6:30 pm. Meet in Northpark Mall Food Court. Call 417.649.7237.

 

Thursdays: $5 Yoga, 6 pm, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Call 417.649.7237.

 

March 14: Lion’s Club Breakfast, 7-10 am. Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Full breakfast, $6/adults. Carryout available.

 

Carthage, MO

 

Saturdays: Painting Classes for All Ages, 12-3:30 pm, Cherry’s Custom Framing. Cost: $30, includes material. Call 417.358.2707.

 

Diamond, MO

 

George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center Free Programs. Two miles west of Diamond on Highway V, then 1/4 mile south on Carver Road. Visitor center and park grounds open daily 9 am-5 pm. Call 417.325.4151 or visit www.nps.gov/gwca.

 

March 1: Expressions of the Soul, 1 pm. George Washington Carver had a passion for art and believed his creations were expressions of his soul. See images of Carver’s artwork he used to convey the sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation.

 

March 7 & 8: Women in Carver’s Life, 1 pm. Throughout Carver’s life, many women mentored and guided him along his journey to earn an education.

 

March 14 & 15: Struggle for Education, 1 pm. Program exploring some of the challenges George Washington Carver faced in his pursuit of a formal education while growing up in the post-Civil War United States.

 

March 19: Coffee with Carver, Some Choice Wild Vegetables, 10 am. Upon arrival in the South, George Washington Carver was disturbed by the poor nutritional content in the diet of impoverished, share-cropping families..

 

March 21 & 22: Inspiring Success: Mariah Watkins and Her Influence, 1 pm. Mariah Watkins’ influence on George Washington Carver during his stay in her Neosho home strengthened his self-esteem, nurtured his faith in God and encouraged him to pursue his education.

 

March 28: “Sincerely Your Mother,” 1 pm. Join a ranger to learn more about George Washington Carver’s relationship with Sophia Liston.

 

Joplin, MO

 

Every Friday: Friday Nights Out at Victory, 6-9 pm, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd. $3/person; max of $15/family. Half off admission with gym membership card. Open basketball court, archery tag, pool tables, foosball, bracelet making, Wii, Xbox 360. Call 417.206.6886.

 

Every Saturday: Empire Market, 10 am-3 pm. Call 417.986.3914.

 

March 6: First Friday Wine Share, 6-8 pm, location TBD. Bring a bottle of wine or craft beer to share. 21 years of age. 417.501.9649.

 

March 6: The Woman’s Club of Joplin Luncheon, noon, Twin Hills. Luncheon $13. For reservations, call 417.206.2353.

 

Wildcat Glades Friends Group, 201 Riviera Dr., Joplin – All programs are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, please email robin@wildcatglades.org or visit our Facebook page for online registration options. Classes are limited to the first 20 students registered for preschool and yoga classes. Registration required. 417.708.7713.

 

March 14: Just a Little S’more, 4:30-6:30 pm, Wildcat Village. Free. Learn about campfire safety, how to build the perfect campfire and share some recipes for a few gourmet s’mores

 

March 14: Yoga in Nature for Kids, Empire Market, 11:15-11:45 am. Ages 2 and up. This class is designed to incorporate elements of fun, breathing and yoga poses specifically for kids. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water bottle.

 

March 25 or March 28: The Busy Tree. March 25, 10-11 am; March 28, 1-2 pm, at Wildcat Village. Ages 3-6. The Busy Tree will take us into the woods.

 

March 18: Spring Crafts, 1-3 pm. Free. Wildcat Village. Bunnies and spring flowers arrive soon, and making a wreath with pretty ribbons and bows will help decorate your door. And we will make some items to decorate an Easter tree..

 

Lamar, MO

 

Every Monday: Barton County Senior Center, 9 am-5 pm, 306 W. 11th. Cards, dominoes, exercise equipment, a reading library, pool, computer/internet access and Wii. Call 417.682.3881.

 

Monett, MO

 

March 2: Monett Senior Dance, first Monday of the month, 7-10 pm, Park Casino building. $3 to enter. Call 417.235.3285.

 

Neosho, MO

 

March 14: Neosho Business EXPO, 10 am-2 pm, Neosho High School. Area businesses and organizations showcase their best products and services. Register to win thousands of dollars in prizes. 417.451.1925.

 

Grove, OK

 

March 14: Monthly Community Gospel Singing, 6 pm, Grove 1st Assembly of God, two miles east of Grove on south side of highway. Keith Brothers Family Singers. Call 417.775.4121.

Miami, OK

Junior High State Power Lifting Meet
at Miami Civic Center 
March 5, 8 am-5 pm  129 5th Ave. NW

 High School Regional Power Lifting Meet at Miami Civic Center March 6, 8 am-8 pm  129 5th Ave. NW

 Bird’s Eye View Exhibit Opening
at The Shawnee Culture  
March 7, 10 am-4 pm  19 N. Eight Tribes Trail Please join us for the opening of Byrd’s Eye View, which showcases the art of Shawnee artist Gibson Byrd. To honor his lifelong passion for art and teaching, the activity room features interactive art exploration activities for youth and families.

 Miami All-School Reunion at Miami Civic Center March 7, 2-4 pm  103 N. Main St.

 Sunny Side Up Film Festival  March 20, 4 pm-March 22, 8 pm Sunny Side Up Film Festival has a new home in Miami! It’s an international film festival. Join us for a family fun weekend, and experience a film festival competition for filmmakers and screenwriters at the beautiful iconic Coleman Theatre, located on Route 66 and nestled in the Four-State Area. The Coleman Theatre is a beacon for tourists from around the world.

 NEO A&M Craft Fair  March 28, 10 am-3 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Events

 

Carthage, MO

Through March 15: JRAC: Heart & Soul, artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St. Joplin Regional Artists Coalition presents a mixed-media exhibition featuring work from some of the area’s best artists. More information: joplinrac@gmail.com.

Joplin, MO

Events in Joplin are subject to change. For a full listing of arts and cultural opportunities in Joplin, visit www.connect2culture.com. Connect2Culture is the source for arts and cultural opportunities in Joplin.

PERFORMANCES:

March 3: Jack Broadbent, 6:30 pm, The Coda Concert House, 2120 E. 24th St. Suggested minimum donation of $35. Contact info@codaconcerthouse.com. All proceeds benefit the artist performing.

March 6 & 8: Heartland Opera Theatre: Puccini Double Bill, 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm, Joplin Memorial Hall,. for tickets call 417.385.1454. advance $20, day of $25, students $10. Contact info@heartlandoperatheatre.com, 417.385.1454.

March 8: Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling House Concert (ages 10+), 6 pm, The Coda Concert House, 2120 E. 24th St. Suggested minimum donation of $25. Email info@codaconcerthouse.com.

March 10: Connect2Culture: The Choir of Man, 7:30 pm, Joplin Memorial Hall. $31 front floor, $21 back floor and mezzanine. Tickets: connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550 or at the door. Contact emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

March 11: Hadden Sayers House Concert (ages 10+), 7 pm, The Coda Concert House, 2120 E. 24th St. Suggested minimum donation of $20. Email info@codaconcerthouse.com.

March 25-29: Enter Laughing, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm, Joplin Little Theatre, adults $18, seniors/students $15, children $8. Contact info@joplinlittletheatre.org, 417.623.3638.

March 26: Pro Musica: Double String Quartet ft. the Jupiter & Jasper Quartets, 7 pm, Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. 7th St. Contact info@promusicajoplin.org, 417.625.1822.

March 31: Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn House Concert (ages 10+), 7 pm, The Coda Concert House, 2120 E. 24th St. Suggested minimum donation of $25. Email info@codaconcerthouse.com.

EVENTS:

February 28-March 6: MSSU’s Literature Lives Week 2020: Harry Potter. Free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 pm, Blackthorn Pizza & Pub, 510 S. Joplin Ave. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10 pm, 21+ from 10 pm until close. Free. Contact potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.

March 2: MSSU Literature Lives: Creature Studies and Crafty Concoctions, 6-8 pm, MSSU North End Zone Facility, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Registration required; to register, visit mssu.edu/advancement/alumni/moso-monday-arts-and-sciences.php. Free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 3: MSSU Literature Lives: Harry Potter Trivia, 12:20 pm, MSSU Billingsly Student Center, meet in the Lion’s Den and put your knowledge of the wizarding world to the test! Winners receive a $10 gift card. Free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 3: MSSU Literature Lives: “Diversity, Identity, and Authorship in the World of Harry Potter” Roundtable Discussion, 3 pm, MSSU Billingsly Student Center, Rm 309, free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 4: MSSU Literature Lives: Wizarding Photo Booth, 1:30 pm, Missouri Southern State University Billingsly Student Center, free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 4: MSSU Literature Lives: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2:30 pm & 7 pm, Missouri Southern State University Billingsly Student Center, free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 4: MSSU Literature Lives: Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, 3 pm & 7:30 pm, Bookhouse Cinema, 715 E. Broadway St. Free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 5: MSSU Literature Lives: “The Physics of Flight” by Professor Jared Durden, 5 pm, Missouri Southern State University Bud Walton Black Box Theatre, Interactive lecture followed by a chance to ride a hovercraft, play with associated demos and engage in informal conversations. Free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 5: MSSU Literature Lives: “‘The Magic of Mentoring’: The Failings of Albus Dumbledore” by Dr. Christopher Bell, 7 pm, Missouri Southern State University Cornell Auditorium, free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 6: MSSU Literature Lives: Quidditch Tournament, 2-5 pm, Missouri Southern State University Fred G. Hughes Football Stadium, free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 6: MSSU Literature Lives: Magical Gala, 6 pm, Missouri Southern State University North End Zone Facility, Harry Potter with a magical evening of costumes, snacks, and a performance. Free. More information, gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 6: VSM Joplin: March First Friday, 7-10 pm, Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S. Joplin Ave. A beginner’s swing dance lesson will take place at 7 pm, followed by a social dance with live jazz. $5. Contact: vsmjoplin@gmail.com, 316.243.8175.

March 7: Connect2Culture Pop-Up Box Office, 10 am-3 pm, Joplin Empire Market, visit connect2culture.org purchase tickets online. More information: emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

March 10: MSSU Bringing Them All Back Home Film Festival: The Willow Tree, 7 pm, Missouri Southern State University Cornell Auditorium, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free. More information: stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

March 12: Closing Reception: Central Ozark Conference (COC) Art Show, 5-7 pm, Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho, support and celebrate the accomplishments of area students. Free. nmitchell@cjr1.org.

March 28: JRAC Coffee Hour, 10 am, Beckett’s Café, 705 Illinois Ave. JRAC members get the opportunity to network, socialize, announce personal art-related news, discuss a pre-determined general art topic or participate in a professional development workshop. Email: joplinrac@gmail.com.

Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th Street

March 1: MSSU Literature Lives: “To Read or Not to Read: Harry Potter and the Christian Community” by Pastor Reed Dunn, 3 pm. Free. More information: gates-a@mssu.edu, 417.625.3554.

March 3: In French Fiddle Tunes and Tall Tales: The French Creole Story of Missouri, 6 pm. Free. More information: emartin@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

March 12: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6 pm. sharing information about the publishing and writing industries. Open to the public. Dues $10 for the year, attend their first meeting free. More information: s.v.farnsworth@gmail.com, 417.691.0480.

March 19: Third Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm, downtown Joplin. Stroll through downtown, eat great food, listen to music, peruse local art and shop! Free. More information: info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

March 21: Women Who Made Their Mark Coloring Book Release Party, 10 am-noon, Community Room West, 1901 E. 20th St. Free coloring book featuring illustrations and micro-biographies of 12 women who made significant contributions to Joplin. Contact: jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

Last Tuesday of the Month: Dog Day Afternoon, 4-4:45 pm. This program encourages independent readers in grades K-5 to practice their skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. Registration takes place at the children’s desk on the day of the event. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays: Movers & Shakers, 9:30 am, 10:45 am and 4 pm. This 40-minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Suggested age: birth to 2 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Tales for 2s & 3s, 9:30 am. Library staff use this 30-minute story time to share favorite short stories, simple songs and rhymes. Suggested age: 2 to 3 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Fun for 4s & 5s, 11 am. During this 30-minute story time, library staff share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, puppets and more. Suggested age: 4 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Family Stories, 4 pm. It’s all about family in this 30-minute story time. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension activities are shared. Suggested age: 2 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

First & Third Sundays: Children’s Maker Cart (grades 1-5), 2-3 pm. This program uses recycled materials to explore STEAM concepts. More information: 417.623.2184.

Exhibits:

Through March 23: Mystorical Constructions by Michelle Martin, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Contact: bentley-c@mssu.edu. 417.625.9563.

March 6-12: Central Ozark Conference (COC) Art Show, Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho, High school teachers select the best artwork to compete in the COC Art Show. Closing reception: March 12, 5 pm. Show open between 9 am and 6:30 pm. Free. Contact: nmitchell@cjr1.org.

OPEN STUDIOS & CLASSES:

First Monday of the Month: Chess Club, 5:30 pm. Chess players of all experience levels. No registration required. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays & Saturdays: Makerspace Open Studio, 4-7:30 pm on Tuesday; 9:30 am, 2:30 pm on Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month, the Joplin Public Library Makerspace is open on a walk-in, first-come, first-serve basis. Call 417.623.7953 X1041.

Second Sunday of the Month: LEGO Club, 2 pm. Toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children all welcome. Anyone under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult. Call 417.623.2184.

April’s Art House, 5245 Old Highway 71 – More information on the following events: aprildavisfineart@gmail.com, 417.358.6329. Sign up at aprildavisfineart.com.

March 6: Twisted Silver Earrings, 6-8 pm. Create a custom pair of twisting earrings using real silver. All supplies included. $40

March 13: Succulent Face Vase, 6-8 pm. All supplies included. $40.

March 14: Tree of Life Necklace, Noon-2 pm. Add new life to your accessories with a twisted wire, tree of life necklace!

March 20: Scrapbook Style Journal, 6-8 pm. All Supplies included. $35.

March 21: Moon and Sun Face, Noon-2: pm. Create your own sun face or moon face. All supplies included. $40.

March 27: Stone Mandala Painting, 6-8 pm. All supplies included. $25.

Create N Sip Studios, 223 W. 3rd St:More information: 417.680.5434,
coleman@creatnsip.com.

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5-9 pm. Create N Sip Studios Canvas and Home Decor DIY Event! $28-$58.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10 am. Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Cost: $28-$176.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio, 1027 S. Main St. 

Wednesdays: Wednesday Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor Come & Go, 2-6 pm. Bring materials you have for the first lesson and learn about materials you might need for additional lessons. Cost: $20. More information: jnpgiltner@hotmail.com.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Watercolor & Fluid Acrylic Come & Go, 10 am-2 pm. $20 with your own supplies, $30 with supplies furnished. More information: h2rdmr@aol.com, 417.623.3727. 

Third Thursdays: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis, 6-8 pm. Cost: $30 per class. More information: sandyrob@cableone.net, 417.553.0835.

March 12: Vino & Van Gogh, 6-8:30 pm. Paint your own version of an impressionist painting. No experience necessary. All materials furnished. Reservations required. $35 ($30 if you do not drink wine). Contact: margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

Minnie Hackney Community Service Center of Joplin, 110 S. Main

First Mondays: Recycled Art Class, 1-3 pm. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. Memberships are $70 a year. Information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

Second Mondays: Quilting for the Community, 1-3 pm. Use your talents to make quilts for disabled and needy citizens in the community. Free. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

First & Third Tuesdays: Soul Line Dancing, 6-8 pm. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

Spiva Center for the Arts: Third and Wall streets, Joplin, MO For more information on the following spiva events, contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Galleries and gift shop hours: 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 pm Sunday; closed Mondays and major holidays. Suggested voluntary contribution for admission is $2 adults; $1 children. Call 417.623.0183. Complete listing of classes and registration at www.spivaarts.org or follow us on Facebook.

EVENTS:

March 5: Spiva Trivia Night (Ages 21+), 6-8 pm, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd St. Rounds begin every 30 minutes in Spiva’s Main Gallery. $5 per person each round and winners take home 75% of the cash. Beer available to participants. This is a 21 and up event. .

Exhibits:

March 21-May 8: Small Works Auction. Includes a closing party with wine, food, music, and fast and furious bidding set for 5:30-7 pm Friday, May 8.

March 21-May 16: PhotoSpiva.

March 30-April 16: Wandlung, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, features a variety of works and media, all created by the Art Department faculty. Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

CLASSES: For more information on the following spiva events, contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Tuesdays: Creation Station (ages 6-11), 3:45-5 pm. Drop in and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture and printmaking. Cost: $6 with pre-registration; $8 at the door.

Thursdays: Memories in the Making, 10 am-noon. This art experience is centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. Free.

Second & Fourth Saturdays: Vet Art with Sandra Conrad, 10:30 am-noon. Enjoy a variety of art projects using different mediums. Pre-registration required. Free event open to all active military, reserve, National Guard and veterans and their families.

March 7: PhotoSpiva Tweens Workshop (ages 11-15), 1-3 pm. Cameras provided to students to take home and create their own photographic art, some of which will be on display in Spiva’s Upstairs Gallery. $50.

March 7: Statement Pendants with Polymer Clay (ages 15+), 1-3 pm. $35.

March 14: Advanced Acrylic Painting (ages 13+), 1-3 pm. $30.

March 17-19: Young Author Camp (ages 5-9), 10-11:30 am. $50. Contact: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

March 17-19: Spring Break Extravaganza (ages 8-14), noon-5 pm. Explore painting, printmaking and drawing! $75. .

March 21: Pyrography: The Art of Wood Burning (ages 15+), 1-3 pm. $40.

March 28: Art & Yoga (ages 6-12), 10 am-noon. $15.

March 28: Spiva in Bloom Workshop (ages 21+), 10:30 am-noon. $30.

March 28: Planter Paintings (ages 15+), 1-3 pm. $25.

March 28 & April 4: Fine Art Printmaking (ages 13+), 1-3 pm. Two-part class. Both classes included in $45 price.

 

Health Events

Galena, KS

March 2: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar meets the first Tuesday of each month, 6 pm, Premier Surgical Institute,1619 W. 7th St. (Just minutes from Joplin, past the Missouri state line.) 620.783.1732

Dr. Kido, one of our fellowship-trained surgeons specializing in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and his nurse and success story Kelly, are providing free weight loss seminars in the Grand Lounge of Premier Surgical Institute. The seminars are designed to welcome and inform members of the Four State Area interested in learning about – or already considering – surgery as an option for weight loss treatment. Dr. Kido has an impressive record of patient weight loss results. He offers a caring approach to improve patients’ overall health and help to those suffering from the physical, emotional, medical, and financial consequences of being overweight. Dr. Kido provides solutions that will break the cycle for the many who are frustrated with unsuccessful efforts to lose weight or maintain weight loss.

Premier’s luxurious and peaceful hospital grounds promote wellness and offer the perfect setting for you to relax while we provide important information about our weight loss surgery options.

No reservations necessary to attend. The seminars are free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Parsons, KS

Every Thursday: Menu Planning 101, 12 pm or 5:15 pm, Upscale Country Furnishings. Learn to eat better, feel better and save money. Call 620.423.0450.

March 12: Grief Companions Support Group meets second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Call 620.704.1110.

Via Christi Hospital – Pittsburg, KS  

March 10: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.

March 25: Cancer Support Group, 3 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 620.235.7900.

Joplin, MO

Every day: Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. Call 888.740.4568.

Every Monday: Tips for Living a Healthy Life, 10 am-12 pm, South YMCA, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Free; registration required. Call 417.625.2492.

Every day: 12-Step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.

Every Friday: Grief Counseling, 11 am-3 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 706 S. Byers. Free. No appointment necessary.

March 10: Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 12-1:30 pm, The Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Contact Andrea Buening, 417.659.8086, abuening@ilcenter.org for information and referral.

March 11 & 25: Grief Support Group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11 am-12:30 pm, Hospice Compassus, 2650 E. 32nd St., Ste. 100. Call 417.623.8272.

Freeman Health System

Joplin, MO

March 3: Freeman Breast Cancer Support Group, 4:30-6 pm, All Aboard Ice Cream, 102 Castle Drive. Open to breast cancer patients, from newly diagnosed through survivorship. 417.347.2662.

March 3: Ozark Center Autism Support Group, 6-8 pm, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave. Open to people with autism, parents and caregivers. Respite services for those enrolled through JRO should be requested in advance. Call 417.347.7850.

March 5: Freeman Early Detection Screenings, 8 am-4 pm, Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Ste. C. Early detection screenings include abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and stroke/carotid artery screenings, as well as osteoporosis risk assessment. Fees vary. Please call for appointment. 417.347.6555.

March 10: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Seminar, 4:30 pm (registration), 5:30-6:30 pm (seminar), Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery with doctors and bariatric team members. Call 417.347.1266.

March 10: Freeman Advantage Striders/Blood Pressure Screenings, 7-8:30 am, Northpark Mall Food Court, 101 N. Range Line Road. Get your blood pressure checked, turn in your Striders cards and catch up on Freeman Advantage activities and events. Call 417.347.5837.

March 11: Freeman Cancer Support Group, 2-3 pm, Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle. Call Lisa Paugh with questions. 417.347.4029.

March 14: March O’ the Kidney, 8 am, Northpark Mall – Macy’s entrance, 101 N. Range Line Road. One‐mile walk benefitting Freeman Dialysis Fund. Walk as a family, individual, company or team. Walk in honor of a loved one or a family affected by kidney disease. Pre‐registration: $10 per walker; registration at the door: $15 per walker. Children 5 and under walk free. 417.347.8330.

March 17: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Freeman Business Center Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Patients pre- and post-weight-loss surgery gather to share successes and support each other during challenges. Please contact 417.347.1266 or visit freemanhealth.com/bariatric for more information or to register.

March 19: Dairy Queen Free Cone Day, all day. Participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations will serve customers a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top, and offer a chance to make a donation to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Freeman Health System.

March 19: Freeman Blood Drive, 10 am-3 pm, Freeman Hospital West, Conference Rooms 1-4W. When you roll up your sleeve to donate blood, you can save the lives of as many as three people. Please take advantage of this opportunity and donate a pint if you can. 417.347.4603.

March 23: Freeman Real Living with Diabetes, 4:30-5:30 pm, Joplin Public Library, East Conference Room, 1901 E. 20th St. A meeting for anyone struggling with diabetes to discuss real issues and concerns. This month’s topic is Problem Solving and Emergency Preparedness. Refreshments, snacks, product samples and prize drawings available. 417.347.5700.

March 24: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Seminar, 4:30 pm (registration), 5:30-6:30 pm (seminar), Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery with doctors and bariatric team members. Please contact 417.347.1266 or freemanhealth.com/bariatric to register.

March 27: Leffen Center Parents Coffee, 8:30-9:30 am, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. Social group designed for caregivers of children 4 and under with developmental delay(s). Parents can socialize while their children play in a supervised environment nearby. Children do not need to have a diagnosis of a delay for families to attend. Call Kristy Parker at 417.347.7852 with questions.

March 31: Freeman Advantage Health & Resource Fair, 7-11 am, Freeman Business Center, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Interactive and informational booths, health assessments, free breakfast, fun demonstrations and more. Open to the public. 417.347.5837

Freeman Auxiliary

Freeman Auxiliary Linen Sale – .March 3: 9 am-5 pm, Freeman Hospital West Conference Rooms March 4: 7 am-3 pm, Freeman Hospital West Conference Rooms March 5: 9 am-3 pm, Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms. Create comfort and style with high-quality sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows and throws! Net proceeds benefit Freeman Auxiliary projects. 417.347.4603

Mercy Hospital

March 5: Weight Loss Seminar occurs the first Thursday from 6-7 pm. Location: Mercy Conference Center. Seminars are free, but attendees must register at mercy.net/joplinbariatrics. For more information, or to register, call Ann Payne at 417.556.2915.

Mercy Hospital – Support Groups & Events

Every Monday: Parkinson’s Support Group, 3:30 pm, Mercy Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way, second floor. For more information, call Brittany Bearden at 417.556.8760.

March 9: Bariatric Support Group meets the second Monday monthly, 5:30-6:30 pm, Mercy Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. Call Ann Payne at 417.556.2915.

March 10: Heart 2 Heart on Healthy Living, 5 pm, second Tuesday of each month, Conference Room 1, Mercy Joplin. Topics include healthy eating, exercise and everyday things you can do to take action for heart health. Attendees are asked to register before attending at mercy.net/HearttoHeart.

March 11: Cancer Caregiver Support Group, 2-3 pm, meets the second Wednesday, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

March 11: Cancer Survivor Support Group for Men meets the second Wednesday from 10-11 am, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

March 16: Four States Stroke Support Group meets third Monday monthly, 1:30-2:30 pm, Joplin Senior Center, 2616 S. Picher Ave. For more information, contact Kevin Woods at Kevin.woods@mercy.net or 417.556.8420.

March 24: Lung Disease Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday, 1:30-3 pm at Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Kelsey Darr-Hessee at 417.556.8231.

March 24: Diabetes Support Group – Carthage meets the fourth Tuesday, 4-5 pm at Carthage Water & Electric, 627 W. Centennial. For more information, call Debbie Herbst at 417.359.1359.

March 24: Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday from noon-1 pm at Community Clinic of Joplin, 701 S. Joplin Ave. For more information, call 417.556.6487.

March 25: Cancer Caregiver Support Group for Women meets the fourth Wednesday monthly, 2-3 pm, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. Call Allison O’Dell, 417.556.2706.

March 25: Diabetes Support Group Joplin meets the fourth Wednesday, noon-1 pm, Community Clinic of Joplin, 701 S. Joplin Ave. For more information, call 417.556.6487.

March 26: Grief Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday, 2-3 pm at Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit www.namijoplin.org. Meetings held at the NAMI building, 219 W. 2nd St. in Joplin.

Every Monday: NAMI Basics, 6-8:30 pm. A signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Every Tuesday: NAMI Connection Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Tuesday: Self Injury Support Group, 5-6 pm.

Every Tuesday: Family Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 2:30-3:30 pm.

Every Wednesday: Post 5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 am.

Every Thursday: Family to Family Class, 6:30-8:30 pm. For families or caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Includes current information about most major mental illnesses; information about medications, side effects and strategies for medication adherence; developing strategies for handling crises and relapse; focusing on care for the caregiver.

Neosho, MO

March 23: Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month, 5-6 pm, Medicalodge, 400 Lyon Drive. Help with care, finances, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, respite care, hospice care, day care and support for the caregivers. Sponsors: Avalon Hospice & Medicalodges Neosho. Call 417.451.2544.

Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, MO

March 7: Saturday Birth and Beyond Class, 8 am-12 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Four-hour class covers childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3801 to register for this class. 

March 6: Free Colon Health Screening Kits, 9 am-4 pm. Are you 50 or older? Pick up a free take-home test kit in the NRMC main lobby to screen for colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death for men and women. Limited availability.

March 11: Caregiver’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 pm, Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center. Free peer support program.

March 17 &19: Tuesday/Thursday Birth and Beyond Class, 6-8 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Two-part childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3801 to register.

March 18: Blood Pressure Screening, 10:45 am, Vernon County Senior Center. Free screening.

March 24: Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic Screenings, 11 am-12 pm. Free screenings every third Tuesday. This month featuring blood pressure and eye exam. Kern Senior Center.

March 28: NRMC’s 16th Annual Community Health Fair, 9 am-noon, Osage Prairie YMCA. Visit dozens of local health, safety and recreation organizations. Free screenings, interactive games including an escape room, many prize drawings, snacks and special cash price lab tests.

Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Grove, OK

March 11 & 24: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 pm, Northeastern Tribal Health System Conference Room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.

March 12: Diabetes Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call 918.786.1801.

March 12: Caregivers Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 11 am, Parish Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church. Call 918.542.3662. Open to the public.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, OK – For more information, visit www.integrisok.com/baptist-regional-health-center-Miami-ok.

Every Tuesday: Free blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by INTEGRIS Regency Home Care and Hospice. First Tuesday: Commerce Nutrition Center, 10:30-11:30 am. Second Tuesday: Nine Tribes Tower, 10-11 am. Third Tuesday: Miami Senior Center, 10-11 am. Fourth Tuesday: INTEGRIS Baptist Village, 9-10 am.

March 3: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets first Tuesday monthly, 11 am, Generations fourth floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.